New Life for an Old Depot

The Cheney Depot, long the gateway to EWU, is on the move



Even after the advent of the automobile, passenger trains remained the conveyance of choice for generations of Eastern students traveling to and from Cheney. As train travel was eclipsed by more modern forms of transportation, the rail depot fell into disuse and disrepair. When threatened with demolition, however, the Cheney Depot Society, a local organization dedicated to preserving the station and its legacy, launched a successful campaign to save the structure by moving it — in one 120-foot-long piece — to a new downtown location. You can learn more about their efforts at